If you have questions about preserving food at home, please visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation website and search for answers to your questions.
To begin, look over the tool bar options on the left side of the home page.
“Search” allows you to search the website for a particular term of interest. “FAQs” contains answers to many common questions. “Links” connects you with contact information for your local Cooperative Extension offices and publications.
Specific recipes and processing recommendations are located under “How Do I?”. Click on the preservation method which you will be using and you will find general information about that method, followed by a list of tested recommendations from USDA, Cooperative Extension nationwide, and/or the University of Georgia.
If you still have unanswered questions, then you may submit a question about items on our website using the “Info Request” link, also located on the tool bar on the left side of the homepage. Please read through the information on this page; for example, we are not able to provide processing advice for your own recipes or for starting a food business. Due to the number of questions received, please do not expect an immediate answer. However, we do check the mailbox regularly and we will respond to your question as soon as possible.